Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Joanne Feeney

Director of Student Innovation Programs

Joanne Feeney is the Director of Student Innovation Programs at Cal Poly. She oversees the Hatchery Student Incubator on campus and the Summer Accelerator Program at the HotHouse in downtown San Luis Obispo. She has provided legal support for a local software start-up as well as large multinational pharmaceutical corporations as a transactional and intellectual property attorney. Her experience includes drafting and negotiating licensing and other technology-based agreements. She’s also a patent attorney with a Master’s Degree in biology.